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New noise camera trial to crack down on nuisance drivers

The Government has commissioned a prototype noise camera to be tested at several locations over the next seven months in a move to cut down on nuisance drivers.

The noise cameras will crack down on drivers with loud car exhausts but also drivers excessively revving cars

The new technology will aim to cut down on vehicles exceeding legal noise limits, including through illegal exhausts, by working like a normal speed camera and using automated number plate recognition to help enforce the law.

The technology could also help catch motorists who rev car or motorbike engines beyond legal limits.

If the trials are successful, recommendations will be made to further develop the system across the UK.

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling said: “Noise pollution makes the lives of people in communities across Britain an absolute misery and has very serious health impacts.

“This is why I am determined to crack down on the nuisance drivers who blight our streets.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.